The West Lafayette Athletic Department is pleased to announce Chad Dillon as the head coach of our swimming and diving programs. Coach Dillon is eager for the opportunity to become involved in IHSAA swimming and diving, but he is already well known and respected in the club swimming community. He has been the head coach of Boilermaker Aquatics since 2016.
Any high school students interested in swimming or diving should attend a call out on Tuesday, September 11th at 1:10 PM. The meeting will be in lecture hall #1037.
Read his bio from B.A. to learn more about Coach Dillon.
Chad comes to Boilermaker Aquatics with an eager heart to guide the team and coaching staff. In 2008, his coaching career began with the opportunity to coach some of the youngest athletes.
With a growing enthusiasm for coaching swimming and young people, Chad moved back to Noblesville, Indiana to coach the club from which he graduated. For a year, he coached with every age group.
In the Summer of 2012, Chad had the chance to join the staff of Carmel Swim Club as an assistant coach and assistant to the aquatics director. Both positions presented different responsibilities but equal learning opportunities and the next year and a half included many hours of coaching experience with a lot of age group athletes, delving into a highly structured dryland program, and further growth as a professional coach.
In 2014, Chad got his first opportunity to lead a swim club with the Sioux Falls Seals in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A different club, but it presented the same opportunity to work with great people and athletes as well as an incredibly experienced staff. Establishing a dryland program and building.
With these many years and experiences, Chad also swam competitively for 11 years of his young life. Those years began with a Summer League team in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and finished when he graduated high school in Noblesville. All the teams he spent time with provided the chance to learn from and work with thousands of teammates, competitors, and coaches.
His enthusiasm continues to grow for teaching young people, and at the core of Chad’s focus is to teach the benefits of a team’s pursuit towards excellence while maintaining a balance of fun and performance.
Service to the Swimming Community:
2018 Indiana Age Group Development Camp, Head Coach
2018 Mid-States, Assistant Coach Team Indiana
2017 Age Group Zones, Assistant Coach Team Indiana
2017 Mid-States, Assistant to Team Indiana
2016 All-Stars, Assistant Coach Team South Dakota
2015 All-Stars, Assistant Coach Team South Dakota
2013 Mid-States, Assistant to Team Indiana